Co. Wexford Families; The Lamb name in Ireland

My notes today at the Irish Roots Cafe:


1- Families in Wexford Ireland.

2- Lamb(e) is the family name of the week


1) Families in Co. Wexford town and county.

The Co. Wexford, Ireland, Genealogy book is at:

http://www.irishroots.com/id4551.htm


If we look in this book at the 1659 census,

in the Town of Wexford we find:

The Principall Irish Names and Their Number:

Murphy 14 - Synott 11 - Welsh 07 - Codd 13 -

Doyle 06 - White 06 - Connors 05 - Furlong 05

- Redmond 05 - Devereux 05 -


We also see individuals such as James Roe and John

Walton in the west ward, and Ambrose Andrews in the

South Ward and so on....


Another Resource for Wexford:

A year by year history for all of Ireland was

compiled by the Four Masters. Connellans

translation has the first true large scale map of

Irish families. It is on a county by county basis in Ireland.


Wexford Families on our Map of the Four Masters:

http://www.irishroots.com/id4772.htm


Browne

Butler

Butler, V.

Colclough

Comerford

Devereux

Esmond

Fitzgerald

Fitzharris

Fitzhenry

Fitzstephen

French

Furlong

Hay

Hore

Keating

Laffan

Le Mareschal, E.

Masterson

Meyler

de Montmorency

Morgan

O' Cavanagh, L.

Mac Keogh

Mac Murrough, K.

O' Cosgry, C.

O' Doran (Brehon)

O' Doyle

O' Dugan, C.

O' Garvey, C.

O' Larkin, L.

O' Murphy, L.

Prendergast

Redmond

de Renzy

Rossiter

Sinnott

Stafford

Strongbow, E.

Sutton

Talbot, E.

Wadding

Walsh

Remember that these spellings often change !


2) The Family Name of the Week:


Lamb, Lambe


Possible Related Spellings of the Name

Lam, Lamm, Lambe, Lambin, de Labart, Lamberton


Varient Spelling Groups: #1055

(From the Master Guide to the Various Spellings

of Irish Family Names) http://www.irishroots.com/id4918.htm


History of the Name

Most of the name of Lamb are said to be of English

origins in Ireland. It is also possible that in an

isolated instance an Irish family could have taken

the name of Lamb.

The obvious shortening of names like Lambert or

Lambarton may have occurred at times as well.

Note the possible connection of the Lambe and

Lambert families in the Irish Book of Arms, as

mentioned below.

In the book, ‘Milesian Families of Ireland’ the

name of Lamb is given as coming from England

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